Recently there was an announcement of a new mobile intrusion detection company named Skycure. I decided to look into this space and see what solutions were available. While there are many companies with mobile device management solutions there only seems to only be two companies providing mobile intrusion detection.
The first and seems to be the oldest company in this space is Zimperium. Zimperium offers a Mobile Intrusion Prevention System, Management Console and ANTI, Mobile Pen-testing platform.
zIPS, as it is called, provides application protection, prevention of network attacks using a classification system and also offers malware sandboxing. This can all be managed via the zConsole which is virtual appliance or SaaS offering. They also offer Anti, which is a pentesting framework for Android devices.
I could not find any mention of what devices are supported so I am going to assume it is Android only. It was also not clear if they can perform standard mobile device management functions such as wiping devices,remote lock, etc.
The second company is Skycure. Based out of Israel they have what looks to be a good solution for mobile device. They seem to only offer a single solution that comprises of an active honeypot running on the mobile device that can determine when a device is under attack and then trigger the appropriate response.
Skycure also collects information from other customers to create a “cloud based” service that can alert other users to mobile threats. This has become quite common today with most security vendors. Skycure also runs on both IOS and Android platforms. This, i believe, is a key feature in order to break into the enterprise.
Both companies have very unique approach to protecting mobile device and I hope to be able to perform hands on testing in the future.
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